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Legislation #: 200188 Introduction Date: 2/27/2020
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER SHIELDS
Title: Amending Chapter 64, Code of Ordinances, entitled “Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places,” by repealing Section 64-74, Establishment of specifications for work on surface of streets, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter that establishes a policy to address potholes.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
2/27/2020 Filed by the Clerk's office
2/27/2020 Referred to Transportation, Infrastructure and Operations Comm
3/4/2020 Hold On Agenda (4/1/2020)
4/1/2020 Hold On Agenda (4/8/2020)
4/8/2020 Hold On Agenda (5/6/2020)
6/3/2020 Hold Off Agenda

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ORDINANCE NO. 200188

 

Amending Chapter 64, Code of Ordinances, entitled “Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places,” by repealing Section 64-74, Establishment of specifications for work on surface of streets, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter that establishes a policy to address potholes.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That Chapter 64, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, entitled “Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places,” is hereby amended by repealing Section 64-74, Establishment of specifications for work on surface of streets, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter, to read as follows:

 

Sec. 64-74. Establishment of specifications for work on surface of streets.

 

(a)    Unless otherwise stated, the details of all work as to the surface of streets and avenues shall be fixed and determined by the director of public works, subject to the laws and ordinances of the city.

 

(b)   Pothole prevention. The director of public works shall use preservation treatments early on before severe pavement distresses are formed, such as providing for systematic inspection of streets for visible cracks, sealing cracks in the pavement and repairing the pavement timely by using quality materials and techniques.

 

(c)    Temporary-reactive fix of potholes. If the weather and traffic conditions are not conducive to a more permanent fix, the director of public works shall use one of three methods to fix potholes:

 

(1)               Cold-patch (“throw and roll”): patching material is shoveled into the pothole, which may or may not be filled with water and debris, and compacted if possible.

 

(2)               Hot-patch semi-permanent: water and debris are removed from the pothole, the sides of the patch area are “squared-up” until vertical sides exist in reasonably sound pavement; tack oil is applied and then a heated asphalt mix is placed and compacted with a small, vibratory device while leaving a slight crown for water dispersal, if possible.

 

(3)               Spray-injection devices: water and debris are blown from the pothole; a tack coat of binder is sprayed on the sides and bottom of the pothole; asphalt and aggregate are blown into the pothole; the patch is covered with a layer of aggregate.

 

(d)   Permanent fix of potholes. The director of public works shall us a high performance permanent patching process to permanently fix potholes. The procedure shall include:

 

(1)               Selecting the material; use hot mix asphalt.

 

(2)               Safety; use traffic control device (see MUTCD)

 

(3)               Remove water and debris from the pothole

 

(4)               Square-up the sides of the patch area until vertical sides exist in reasonably sound pavement

 

(5)               Spray a tack coat of binder on the sides and bottom of the pothole

 

(6)               Place the mix

 

(7)               Compact with a device smaller than the patch area such as a single-drum vibratory roller and vibratory plate compactors

 

(8)               Open the repaired section to traffic as soon as maintenance workers and equipment are cleared from the area

 

(e)    Preventive maintenance of streets. The director of public works shall take measures, such as sealcoating asphalt pavement, to protect the pavement from the deteriorating effects of the weather.

(f)    Progressive pavement management plan. The director of public works shall plan pavement repair and maintenance activities to maximize the funds available to keep roads in the best possible condition.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Nicole Rowlette

Assistant City Attorney